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About MRChiCity

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    Evanston,IL
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    Buses,Trains, Aviation,Transit, Radio scanning, studying road maps, studying train schedules, and two way radios.
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  1. Run numbers

    Her is an example of a Fireworks shuttle with a 500 run. So what would run 5912 or maybe it's run 5913 indicate? Would this be an example of a PM piece filled with a operator working overtime?
  2. PACE supervisors

    Yes 15th street is a narrow residential street, so why would they have used it as a reroute? Unless they took into account the fact that it goes through to Wilmette ave? Thanks
  3. PACE supervisors

    Ok, the how come in the example I mentioned above how come they used 15th street when they had to reroute 422 when Lake street was closed due to a downed tree fallowing a micro burst?
  4. PACE supervisors

    Ok, but who determines what streets to use for a reroute? /such as the example I mentioned above, thanks.
  5. Random Metra

    I think trainman mentioned that the GPS center often does not call the dispatcher and/or trainmaster.
  6. PACE supervisors

    I have a question about emergency reroutes, once about 17 years ago after a MICRO Burst hit Wilmette and downed trees closed Lake Avenue I saw a PACE bus go down 15th Street as part of the reroute. My question is how do they determine which streets to use for the reroute? Finally in a situation like I described above would a supervisor come out to monitor things? Thanks.
  7. Run numbers

    I was just using the above example of the fireworks shuttles because most of those operators were working overtime which may explain why I saw allot of 500's in the run boxes on the buses used for that service. Yes with the exception of the 215 and 213 most of North Shores work is weekday rush hours. I think the Shuttle bugs are 300's because those are split shifts. I also found out through an operator that some 213 and 215 trips are interlined, why would they do this?
  8. Run numbers

    Could you explain what you mean by pieces and trippers? Would an example be school runs? As for Overtime when July third fell on a weekday the buses for the Wilmette Fireworks Shuttle often had 500 series run numbers in the run box.
  9. I often wonder if at other divisions where they only hire Part-Time operators how long do most of those contracts stipulate that part timers be employed before becoming full time? Thanks
  10. PACE bus deadheads

    Good afternoon, I would like to know why PACE buses often display two sings when deadheading, "Not in Service" and "To Garage?" Is the main difference between the two being that the "To Garage" sign is displayed when returning to the barn and the "Not in Service" sign is displayed when other dead head moves are made? Thanks
  11. North shore/ Northwest shared routes

    So the late night trips on the 215 are operated by Northwest
  12. North shore/ Northwest shared routes

    So PACE northwest does some of the week day and Saturday trips on the 215?
  13. Good afternoon, I would like to know if I am correct in assuming that routes such as the 422, 423, and 210 have half the trips operated by North Shore and half by Northwest? Also for the 215 are only the Sunday trips operated by Northwest? Thanks
  14. Very interesting, so if they are not getting 40 hours a week, why did they make them full time?
  15. CTA power control

    Hello, I would like to know what CTA Power Control is? I have heard them come up on various CTA rail Channels, is this who is in charge of cutting power to the third rail? Also with incidents involving CFD, I have noticed that the battalion chief often requests a secondary hold on the power, is this an additional safety measure? Thank you
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